2021, in photos


Palestinians protest against Israel in the northern Gaza strip, 25 April 2021. Palestinians protested against Israeli poilice who is blocking them from accessing the areas around Damascus Gate of the Old City. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER.
The 97-year-old Maria Fernandez is vaccinated against COVID-19 at her home in Maceda, Galicia, northwest Spain, 29 April 2021. The Galician regional Health Services continue with the vaccination at home campaign amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EPA-EFE/Brais Lorenzo.
(from left) Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams of Jamaica celebrate after winning the Women's 4x100m Relay final of the Athletics events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, 06 August 2021. EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ.
Feminist groups confront the police during a protest to demand an end to the criminalization of marches and justice for disappeared women, in Mexico City, Mexico, 16 August 2021. The protest took place in front of the Angel of Independence statue, two years after a protest by feminists during which the statue was defaced with graffiti. EPA-EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez.
PICTURE OF THE DAY - SAO PAULO (BRAZIL), 01/12/2021.- Dozens of passengers get off the train at the Luz station today, in the center of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Brazil detected on tuesday the first cases of the coronavirus omicron variant in the country, which also represent the first infections in Latin America with this lineage of the SARS-CoV-2 that has put the world on alert again. EFE/Sebastiao Moreira.
SWITZERLAND PANDEMIC CORONAVIRUS COVID19 DEAD: Bern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 07/12/2021.- Activists lit almost 12.000 candles in memory of the people who died from COVID-19 in Switzerland, at Bundesplatz (Federal Square) in front of the Federal Palace, in Bern, Switzerland, 07 December 2021 (issued 08 December 2021). (Suiza) EFE/EPA/ANTHONY ANEX.
AME8493. MANAOS (BRAZIL), 08/01/2021.- Photograph showing the old area for the victims of the pandemic in the public cemetery Nossa Senhora Aparecida today, in Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil). Brazil has recorded 52.035 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, exceeding the 8 million contagions mark infections, one day after having surpassed 200.000 deaths from the pandemic, official sources reported this Friday. EFE/Raphael Alves.
US President-elect Joe Biden (L) stands with Dr. Jill Biden (C) as he is given the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court during the inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, USA, 20 January 2021. Biden won the 03 November 2020 election to become the 46th President of the United States of America. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS.
Washington (United States), 06/01/2021.- Supporters of US President Donald J. Trump stand by the door to the Senate chambers after they breached the US Capitol security in Washington, DC, USA, 06 January 2021. Protesters stormed the US Capitol where the Electoral College vote certification for President-elect Joe Biden took place. (Protestas, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JIM LO SCALZO.
Members of 'Ni Una Menos' movement demonstrate outside the Courthouse to demand measures against sexist violence and femicides, after the murder of Ursula Bahillo who had denounced her partner on several occasions, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 17 February 2021. EPA-EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni.
EVE1100. TOKIO, 25/07/2021.- The american gymnast Simone Biles, after competing in the womens balance beam competition during the 2020 Olympics, this sunday at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan. EFE/Alberto Estévez.
CAP-HAITIEN (HAITÍ), 23/07/2021.- The First Lady of Haiti, Martine Moise, pays tribute to her deceased husband, President Jovenel Moise today, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Moise was killed at his residence in the early morning of July 7. EFE/Orlando Barria.
A staff member poses looking at the artwork 'Floating Flower Garden: Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One' by Japanese creative group teamLab presented during a press preview at the 'teamLab Planets' in Tokyo, Japan, 29 June 2021. The interactive digital art museum presented its new 'Garden Area' with a three-dimensional floating flower garden and ovoids displayed in a moss garden. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON.
An Afghan boy hides inside a sewer pipe made of concrete next to a railway near Van city after crossing the Iran-Turkey border, 02 June 2021. Illegal immigrants and non-recognized refugees wait for days for their smugglers to transfer them to Diyarbakir city to reach West Turkey. The city of Van, on the Turkish-Iranian border, is one of the points at which human smuggling can be easily spotted. Smugglers charge between 600 or 1.000 US dollars per person, depending on the security situation at the border. EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA.
SANTIAGO (CHILE), 01/03/2021.- Carabineros Special Forces detain demonstrators during a protest, called by student organizations, who protested about the start of the 2021 school year, today, in downtown Santiago, Chile. Police fired water cannon and clashed with demonstrators. EFE/Alberto Valdés.
An injured demonstrator is carried to receive medical attention during a protest against the military coup in Hlaingthaya (Hlaing Tharyar) Township, outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, 14 March 2021. Anti-coup protests continued despite the intensifying violent crackdowns on demonstrators by security forces. EPA-EFE/STRINGER.
GOTEMBURGO, 16/05/2021.- Players of FC Barcelona celebrate the victory against Chelsea FC by 0-4 in the final of the Women's Champions League that both teams have played at Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg (Sweden). EFE/Juan Carlos Cárdenas.
A person holding a cross watches lava flowing down the Pacaya volcano, in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, 05 May 2021. A lava river created by a new fissure in the cone of the Pacaya volcano put the nearby population on alert. According to the Guatemalan Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), the new lava flow, of around two kilometers in length, was maintaining its west-bound slow path. Catholic residents of the village of El Patrocinio have been making a pilgrimage every Wednesday for the past seven weeks to pray for the lava not to reach the nearby towns. EPA-EFE/Esteban Biba.
PICTURE OF THE DAY- GRAFCAV211. TAJUYA (LA PALMA), 14/11/2021.- Aerial drone picture showing red-hot lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma coming into contact with the Atlantic Sea.
GRAFCVA532. CHESTE (VALENCIA), 14/11/2021.- The italian motorcycle racing driver Valentino Rossi at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste (Valencia) where he said goodbye to his professional career. EFE/Kai Försterling.
GRAFCAT8194. BARCELONA (ESPAÑA), 05/10/2021.- Pau Gasol, during a press conference held at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona in which he announced on Tuesday his retirement from professional basketball at the age of 41. After 21 active seasons, he ends a successful career in which, among other achievements, he has won two NBA rings with the Angeles Lakers, the World Cup and two Olympic runners-up with the Spanish national team. EFE/Enric Fontcuberta.
Traditional burning of the fallas in Torrent, Valencia, eastern Spain, 05 September 2021. The Fallas 2021 are being held in the first week of September 2021, months later than traditionally, after being postponed in March due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Fallas festival is a fortnight-long fiesta in which installations of parodic papier-mache, cardboard, and wooden sculptures are traditionally burnt every year on the last day of the event (usually on 19 March) in the so-called 'Crema' to end the festivities. EPA-EFE/BIEL ALINO.
Thousands of migrants, many of them Haitian, illegally cross back and forth between the US and Mexico, as they remain camped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, USA, 20 September 2021. More than 14.000 people have crossed the Rio Grande river from Mexico creating a humanitarian crisis. The Biden administration has started to fly the migrants back to Haiti according to federal officials. EPA-EFE/ALLISON DINNER.
PHOTOGALLERY- MEX3974. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (MÉXICO), 14/10/2021.- Sandra Monroy (c), receives help from her mother Teresa Mandrujano (r) and her friend Gina Ramírez (l), on September 30, 2021, in Mexico City, three months after she underwent a bilateral masectomy due to breast cancer. When 36-year-old Sandra Monroy was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt the world crumble. However, she faced the disease and after a bilateral mastectomy that saved her life, she chose not to rebuild her breasts and promote a support network through her "Fuck Cancer" initiative. EFE/Sáshenka Gutiérrez.
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